We stayed here for 6 nights. Our room was on the ground floor at the back of the building. It was small and fairly basic, but clean, quiet and warm. It was a great base for exploring Edinburgh - close to the new town for shopping and only about 15-20 minutes walk from the old town for all the wonderful cultural/touristy things to do
There's plenty of places to eat and drink nearby and there's a cinema and theatre round the corner too. Bus stops are right at the end of the street should you need them.
The staff member that we encountered was very friendly and helpful (even when we had to disturb her at 10pm after a mix up with the keys, which was entirely our fault!). Also, the directions that were provided prior to our arrival made getting there from the airport totally stress free.
The only negatives...the shower is tiny and has a cheap curtain which wraps itself around you consistently and there's nowhere to put anything in the shower like shampoo etc. There were a couple of things that needed some improvement - the towel rail wasn't securely attached to the wall any more and there were only about 5 hangers in the wardrobe between the two of us (so I donated my Primark hangers after a shopping trip!).
But overall it was a great place to stay for the price that we paid. We would definitely use the Lantern again, and in fact plan to return in the new year for my birthday.
- Also Known As:
- Lantern House Hotel
- Lantern House Hotel Edinburgh
- Lantern Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lantern Guest House is set up as 3 mini apartments, combining historic W.H. Playfair Georgian tradition with modern features such as pin code entry.Very close to the city centre hub around the Playhouse and Omni Centre, between Princes Street (Waverley Rail Station) and Leith Walk (to the historic docks). ... more less
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